On the Detection of Protonated Cyanogen, NCCNH+, in Space

M. Agúndez, J. Cernicharo, P. de Vicente, N. Marcelino, E. Roueff, A. Fuente, M. Gerin, M. Guélin, C. Albo, A. Barcia, L. Barbas, R. Bolaño, F. Colomer, M. C. Diez, J. D. Gallego, J. Gómez-González, I. López-Fernández, J. A. López-Fernández, J. A. López-Pérez, I. Malo, J. M. Serna, and F. Tercero
reported on
Probing Non-polar Interstellar Molecules through Their Protonated Form: Detection of Protonated Cyanogen (NCCNH+),
Astron. Astrophys. 579, Art. No. L10 (2015).
The J = 10 – 9 and 5 – 4 transitions near 88.8 and 44.4 GHz were detected in emission toward the dark clouds TMC-1 (cyanopolyyne peak) and L483. The former transition was observed with the IRAM 30 m telescope, the latter with the Yebes 40 m telescope.


Contributor(s): H. S. P. Müller; 07, 2015